Back when I was a student at Berklee College of Music, my saxophone teacher, Joe Viola, taught me many things. The most important was about listening. He said, "If you can hear what you want, you can play it. The most important instrument you have is your ears." Over the years I have come to see the wisdom in that, and not just with music. It is possible to listen with your ears, but also with your eyes, your hands, and your heart.
My work is an attempt to listen to the materials, the lines, and nature in a way to create something that just “sounds” right, regardless of the style I am working in.
I live and work in Charlemont, have two wonderful grown daughters, and a sawmill that lets me harvest these beautiful pieces of nature you see here.